The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/6/10

Forecasts over the next week are looking good.  The fish seem to be getting more active, and this little break from the cold, windy days of this week past, should really encourage some activity.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 595 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 263 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,530  cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 6,240  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 695  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 77.6%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/5/10

Rivers look great with floatable levels, good clarity, and good temperatures.  The fishing action has seemed to pick up over the past week, with an increasing amount of surface activity and a decent streamer bite.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 692 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 310 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs @ 43º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,920  cfs @ 44º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 4,770  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 947  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 77.2 %
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/3/2010

Water temperatures are cooling down do to cold overnight lows reaching the low 30’s. Water clarity is very good and flows are nice for this time of year as well. Picked up a couple of fish yesterday on the Main Stem, one on a dry fly and another nice brown on a streamer, Kind of a slow day but was very peaceful and nice to be on the water.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 385 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 206 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 799 cfs @ 41º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,540  cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,000  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 400  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 76.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20

The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Club 11/2/10

The rivers have been fishing pretty decent lately.  There has been some surface activity as of late, and the streamer bite has also been decent, along with nymphing techniques.  Olives have been the bug of choice and with today’s forecast calling for sun, there is a good chance of seeing a little caddis activity as well.  Flows are still flirting with floatable levels, most likely limiting your options to the lower West and the Main Stem.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 415 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 870 cfs @ 40º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,560  cfs @ 41º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,250  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 430  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 76.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 11/1/10

Fishing reports boast decent action the past few days with the absence of the wind we had been getting earlier in the week.  Rivers are in good shape, but drift boat access may be limited to the lower sections of the West Branch and the Main Stem.  Streamers continue to be effective, along with nymphing, and with the presence of small Olives the past few days, there has been some dry fly action as well.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 448 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 962 cfs @ 42º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,720  cfs @ 43º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,490  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 477  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/31/2010

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 498 cfs @ 47º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 266 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs @ 46º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,920  cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,800  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20

The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/30/10

Temperatures have dropped, and will continue to drop over the next several days given the forecasted lows this coming week.  Flows on the West Branch have dropped as well, but is currently floatable for the most part.  The East, and the Main Stem both have good water levels and are running slightly clearer than the West.  The insect activity has seemed to pick up a little the past couple days, with a fair number of small Olives, but there has been few rises, most likely due to the windy conditions we have had.  Rivers look good!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 552 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 288 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs @ 45º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2,090  cfs @ 47º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 4,300  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 581  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 75.4%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/29/2010

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 621 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 307 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1290 cfs @ 50º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 2360  cfs @ 52º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5250  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 676  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20

The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/28/10

Flows are looking great today across the board. Water temperatures dipped a little last night, hopefully priming conditions for a good day of fishing today with the mostly sunny forecast. As temperatures start to warm, we should see an increase in fish and insect activity as the day progresses.  Streamers work well at these flows and we suspect there will be some surface action as well. Nymphing is also a great option this time of year, and has probably been the most productive technique over the past couple weeks.

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 330 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,650 cfs @ 53º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 3,050  cfs @ 55º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 5,470  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 017  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.8%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

The Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/27/10

Rivers are up slightly today from last night’s rains.  Water clarity does not seem to be affected by the additional water.  Temperatures have risen slightly, but remain favorable. Nymphing and streamer fishing have been the most productive according to reports, and there has been some occasional surface activity.  Olives and caddis, for the most part, are the bugs of choice. Rivers are in great shape!

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,240 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 295 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs @ 57º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1,810  cfs @ 59º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 3,230  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 820  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 73.1%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
Stoneflies Size 8 4XL

Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/26/2010

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 616 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 194 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 759 cfs @ 53º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1380  cfs @ 53º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2740  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 372  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 72.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20

Delaware River Club: Upper Delaware River Report 10/25/2010

FLOWS:
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 373 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 191 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 772 cfs @ 49º
Main Stem at Lordville, NY 1400  cfs @ 50º
Main Stem at Montague, NJ 2820  cfs @ N/A
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 365  cfs @ N/Aº
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 72.3%
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 159  cfs
FLIES:
Blue Winged Olive (Pseudocloeon) Size 22-26
Blue Winged Olive (Ephemerella deficiens, lata, depressa) Size 18-26
Iso’s Size 12 2XL-14
Charcoal Caddis Size 16-20
Tan Caddis Size 16-20
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